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Gina Chavez


Gina Chavez is a multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. She is an eight-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted, which has been hailed by NPR, The Boston Globe and USA Today. She took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for "Siete-D," a song about her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas.

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Video 11/9/2015: Gina Chavez

Recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, Gina Chávez invites audiences on a journey to discover her own Latin roots through music. Backed by a talented four-piece band, Ms. Chavez is winning audiences everywhere with a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary.

Gina Chavez